Manchester City defender Benjamin Mendy ruptures knee ligament, set for surgery

Benjamin Mendy may not return to action until next year after suffering a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament
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Benjamin Mendy may not return to action until next year after suffering a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament Credit GETTY IMAGES

Manager Pep Guardiola was pessimistic about Mendy's situation in the aftermath of the weekend's victory, suggesting the France global could be unavailable for so long that City would have to pursue a replacement in the January transfer window.

Guardiola, who spent £130 million on three full-backs in a 10-day period over the summer, also conceded that the injury could force his club into the transfer market in January for a replacement.

Aguero has confirmed that he broke a rib when the taxi that was carrying him and a friend back to Amsterdam Schipol airport hit a post on Thursday evening. "He will return to Manchester this morning and his status will be checked ahead of tomorrow's Premier League clash at Chelsea", the club said in a statement. He told Kompany to fly to Belgium to see a doctor.

"I see Chelsea, I see Tottenham, they want to play, they like to play, and build up, so when United play long balls, second balls they play to Fellaini and Pogba after they have the quality to play", he said to the BBC.

Fellow Cityzen Leroy Sane wished the left back a speedy recovery on Twitter.

In spite of their injury woes, City have been in deadly form this season, not losing a game and scoring freely in the process, amassing an impressive 24 goals in six wins this month. It's an accident. He's ok that's the most important thing. I think our task now is just to support him (Mendy) and just to be there if he needs something from us. I want the players to be happy.

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